Favorite Recipe Friday: Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

My friend Melanie recently gave me bags full of lemons from her tree.  They are the juiciest, most delicious lemons EVER.  After loads of gratitude, my mind quickly drifted into Lemon Ricotta Cookie land. :drool emoji: These Lemon Ricotta Cookies from Giada De Laurentiis were featured on her "Care Packages" episode.  And rightfully so. They …

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Wild Card Wednesday: (How to) Sharpen your knives!

One of the first articles I posted was about one of THE most important kitchen tools...a good quality chef's knife.  A brand new knife is amazing but, what happens when it starts to dull?  Not so amazing anymore.  Plus, a dull knife is actually more dangerous than a sharp knife because you end up having …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: NutriBullet

Now-a-days, the Vitamix or similar high-powered blenders are all the rage.  And, rightfully so.  They are amazing, whizzing beasts...the Rolls-Royce of blenders.  Unfortunately, they come with the Rolls-Royce price (about $400-$600).  Holy-Pretty-Penny-Batman. I personally don't have a use for such a big, powerful blender.  I rarely use my standard blender and often use my food …

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Cooking Tip Tuesday: Oven roasted bacon

Cooking bacon for more than 2 people can be a pain in the tush.  No one wants to stand over bubbling hot grease, flipping bacon for 20 minutes, to have just enough slices for even a family of 5.  And what if you're making bacon for a crowd? Then you're talking multiple skillets and/or 45 …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Ina Garten’s Chicken Piccata

You can almost guarantee that if a recipe is Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa), it's gonna be good.  Her unconventional Chicken Piccata is one of my long-time favorites. The chicken breasts are lightly breaded, quickly pan fried and finished in the oven.  The sauce is silky and tart, buttery yet light. It's quick, easy, and kid-friendly …

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